With everything going on right now, going to the theater is probably out of the question. So what can you do if you wanted to see the latest movies? Rent them at home as it turns out! Universal Pictures has you covered and will allow you to digitally rent movies currently in theaters for $ 20, starting this Friday.
According to the folks at Deadline, Universal will bring running movies, including The invisible Man, The hunt, and Emma, from this Friday.
Update 3/20: As promised, you can now rent The invisible Man, The hunt, and Emma of Google Play Store, Amazon Prime, Vudu, and more. And Disney has announced similar intentions and will offer Forward for digital purchase from this evening, with a Disney + outing scheduled for April 3.
The original report is left intact below.
And when Trolls World Tour hits its theatrical release date on April 10, it will also hit home rentals the same day. It’s a shocking decision under normal circumstances, but right now it’s anything but an ordinary time.
This is good news if you wanted to see the latest movie but didn’t want to go to the theater. Universal Pictures says you can rent a movie for 48 hours for $ 19.99. At first glance, this may seem expensive compared to a movie ticket, but it is not. Families will easily spend more than $ 20 on a set of tickets, and even a solo traveler can spend the same amount on a ticket, a large soda and a tub of popcorn.
Admittedly, this can be good for Universal Pictures given the decline in ticket sales, everyone wins too. Hopefully other film studios will take notes and follow suit.